Serves 2.5, Weight watchers points: 4 per taco + 1 for the slaw
Which brings me to tonight's post...Catfish tacos. I've heard from lots of people who didn't grow up eating catfish (read: folks not from MS) that the slightly earthy taste isn't super appealing to them...but honestly, if you like trout, then farm raised catfish should be right up your alley. no..you don't get to take exotic mountain vacations to go fishing for catfish, BUT it's a southern-raised, eco-friendly fish option that when cooked well has an incredible freshness and firm but flaky texture. as a mississippi girl, catfish is my go-to freshwater fish.
If you're still not sold, then this recipe is the PERFECT way to experiment. Wrapping up the fish in a tortillia with avacado, tomatoes, and cilantro means that you get some of the lovely earthy fish flavor, but it will be balanced out by the extras. ;)
What you Need:
For the Tacos:
4 catfish fillets
2 tablespoons of cajun seasoning (tony chachere's is my personal favorite)
1 tsp cumin
6 small flour tortillas
1/2 bunch of cilantro
10 cherry tomatoes
1 ripe avocado
For the slaw:
1/2 purple cabbage
3 tablespoons greek yogurt
1 red onion
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp chili powder
What to do:
For the slaw:
Start with the slaw since this takes a few minutes to sit and soak up flavor. shred the cabbage, slice your onion into thin, thin rings, and chop the jalepeno into tiny pieces. Combine that into a bowl and salt it so it begins to wilt. In another bowl, stir the greek yogurt, lime juice, and chili powder, and pour it over the cabbage mixture. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
For the tacos:
at this point, it's time for the catfish..it cooks quickly so this should be last! make sure you ahve Mississippi farm raised catfish. Put it in a dish and dust it with the cajun seasoning and the cumin and let sit for a few minutes.coat a skillet with cooking spray and put the fish in the pan. Let it cook for 4 minutes on each side (or until the fish is firm and no longer sticks to the pan). Once that's done, set the fish aside.
either before or as the catfish is cooking, chop your taco toppings... of course you can use other ingredients than these, but these are fresh and light.
once the fish is ready, make your tacos! you can use the slaw as a topping or as a side... either way, it's delicious and so pretty.
If you're a catfish lover, then you can forgo the tortillas altogether and just serve this with the slaw and all the fixins'. I hope you love this spring recipe as much as I do!